School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

PhD opportunities

Gary Standinger

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Gary completed a BSc (Hons) degree in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Gloucestershire (2005-2009). He then spent time in the United States working as a Sports Director at a Summer Camp, which inspired him to become a teacher. After returning from the United States, Gary worked as a teaching assistant in a school in the South West of England, which gave him valuable teaching experience.

In 2011, he attended Loughborough University and graduated with a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in Physical Education. On completion of his degree, Gary gained his first secondary teaching position in a school in the South West of England. The following year, Gary completed his master’s degree and gained a MSc in Education with his project focusing on pupils’ perceptions of being gifted and talented in Physical Education. This inspired him to develop his research further and is now pursuing a PhD.

Gary’s research interests include pupil voice, lead learner/gifted and talented provision, curriculum and pedagogy.